When word started to travel that former South Carolina congressman Trey Gowdy was going to join the Trump legal team, it was HUGE news.
That joy quickly turned to sorrow, though, after it was announced that Gowdy will not be able to help Trump, at least for the rest of this year.
Blocked by Lobbying Laws
A major role for Gowdy if he were brought aboard would be to fight off the impeachment movement against Trump.
Because of so much controversy surrounding Rudy Giuliani, the Trump campaign is looking for a new face to make Trump’s case to the media.
In addition to media appearances, Gowdy would be expected to work lawmakers as well, which is where the problem lies.
Because Gowdy only left Congress in 2019, he cannot work in a lobbying fashion in any way, shape, or form, for one year.
While this could clearly be conceived as a gray area, Gowdy does not want to take any chances, so he will not be joining Trump’s team this year as planned.
In this political climate, where Democrats are making up the rules as they go along, nobody can fault Gowdy for being extra careful.
All is not lost, though, as it is now believed Gowdy will come on board after January 4.
Gowdy recently commented on this very subject during an interview with “Face the Nation”…
Trump Not Happy
When it first became public knowledge that Gowdy was going to join the team, it was considered a bit of a coup for Trump.
Now, however, the President is not happy because he needs a respected surrogate in the media stating his case right now, something Gowdy even touches on during that recent interview.
We have all seen how far Democrats have taken this over the last few weeks, and we can only imagine what they will do over the next two months with no vocal opposition other than the President himself.
For now, it is up to We the People to take on this fight, but take solace in the fight one of the biggest gunslingers in the Republican party will take up the fight, hopefully, come January.